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Bright, Mellow Steinway Awaits Christopher Newport Pianists

  Thursday, August 08, 2019
— To the untrained ear, two pianos may sound exactly alike. But to keyboard students in the Department of Music, the difference between a short, older baby grand and a majestic seven-foot grand piano is enormous, the differences in sound quite ...

Music Graduate Selected for New York Lyric Opera Theatre Program

  Monday, July 29, 2019
— A Christopher Newport alumna performed this summer on three of the world’s most prestigious stages: Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center and the National Opera Center. Jennifer Moore Woods (‘09) was one of about 50 singers ...

Music Professor Awarded Grant to Redesign Unique Open-Source Music Textbook

  Monday, June 24, 2019
— Dr. Chelsey Hamm, assistant professor of music, is part of a team of faculty from colleges in the U.S. and Canada that received a grant from the Virginia Academic Library Consortium to substantially overhaul the only existing open-source music ...

Performing Arts Medicine Q+A

  Monday, November 12, 2018
— Through a partnership formed in 2013, Riverside Performing Arts Medicine helps Christopher Newport students enrolled in music, theater and dance programs nurture their individual talents. Voice pathologist Ann Cyptar – just one ...

Research Spotlight: Critical Voices

  Tuesday, August 07, 2018
— Two music majors and three music alumni have had their reviews of recent publications in musicology published in the peer-reviewed journal, Critical Voices, an award-winning journal hosted by the University of Guelph in Canada. The student ...

Research Spotlight: Danielle Caldwell

  Wednesday, March 28, 2018
— Name Danielle Caldwell Hometown Richmond, Virginia Major Music Graduation Year 2021 Faculty Mentor Dr. Anastasia Pike Danielle Caldwell was part of an ensemble that gave the world premiere of Evan Meier's "Variations on an Antique" theme at ...

Singing Scholar

  Tuesday, March 27, 2018
— For the past five years, Matt Kelly ‘15 has been a regular on stage with the Virginia Opera. “It’s been an honor to perform in my home state since I began singing with the Opera as an undergraduate,” he ...

Alumni Spotlight: Jerald Lancaster

  Wednesday, March 21, 2018
— After graduating from Christopher Newport, Lancaster immediately put his skills to use in other classroom settings. “I taught at the Choir and Drama School in Newport News,” he says. “I spent the next 12 years ...

A Mutually Beneficial Relationship

  Wednesday, February 21, 2018
— Through several key partnerships, Riverside Health System (RHS) plays a pivotal role in the life and success of Christopher Newport as one of the University’s leading contributors. RMG Scholars As our undergraduates make a significant ...

Alumni Spotlight: Erin Plisco

  Monday, November 13, 2017
— When Erin Plisco (’09, MAT ’10) graduated from Christopher Newport, it set her on an exciting path toward fulfilling her dreams. From winning a Gates Scholarship, to being named a Distinguished Graduate Student, to serving as ...

Danielle Ward-Griffin Awarded Virgil Thomson Fellowship

  Tuesday, April 04, 2017
— Dr. Danielle Ward-Griffin, Assistant Professor of Music, has been awarded the Virgil Thomson Fellowship from the Society for American Music for “Exporting Menotti: Maria Golovín at the Brussels World Fair.” The ...

Serving Through Song

  Thursday, March 09, 2017
— While most students typically spend four years in college, Drew Poplin ’16 has been on campus for a large part of his life. “My mother, brother and sister all went to CNU at the same time while I was in ...

Reimer Elected Honor Society Vice President

  Wednesday, November 09, 2016
— Dr. Mark U. Reimer, George and Mary Torggler Distinguished Professor of Music, has been elected vice president of Pi Kappa Lambda, the national music honor society. Founded in 1916, Pi Kappa Lambda recognizes and encourages musical achievement ...

The Composer

  Wednesday, October 19, 2016
— Dr. Chris Lamb ’11 and Steven Brindle ’10 go way back. Both were music majors at the same time, and both played off each other as they developed as music professionals: Lamb composing and Brindle conducting. The latter ...

The Maestro

  Wednesday, October 19, 2016
— When Fort Monroe was built in the 19th century, it was a key part of the coastal defenses of the young American nation. Though its role changed over time, “Freedom’s Fortress” has always been a landmark in the ...

Christopher Newport and Riverside Announce Performing Arts Medicine Partnership

  Monday, November 16, 2015
— Christopher Newport University and Riverside Health System are pleased to announce a new collaboration between Riverside’s Performing Arts Medicine Program and CNU’s performing arts academic programs ...
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